Tauber, Richard

Tauber, Richard

▪ Austrian-British opera singer
original name  Richard Denemy,  also called  Ernst Seiffert 
born May 16, 1892, Linz, Austria
died Jan. 8, 1948, London, Eng.

      Austrian-born British tenor celebrated for his work in opera and, especially, operetta.

      Tauber was studying voice at Freiberg, Ger., at the time of his highly successful operatic debut, as Tamino in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) at the Chemnitz Neues Stadt-Theatre in 1913. That performance resulted in a five-year contract with the Dresden Opera. He also appeared in leading opera houses in Germany and Austria, gaining particular acclaim in the Mozart roles of Tamino, Belmonte in The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.

      Beginning in the 1920s Tauber's career emphasis shifted to light opera and operetta, in which he was to make his reputation with the general public. He befriended the composer Franz Lehár, who provided him with some of his most successful roles, and he starred in 1943 in one of his own compositions, Old Chelsea. He moved to England in 1938, became a British subject two years later, and made several appearances at Covent Garden in London. His last public appearance was as Don Ottavio in London in 1947.

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